Mardi Gras Themed Roller Disco To Raise Awareness For Mental Illness

first_imgAn inspiring new organization out of Chicago, The Funk Foundation, is using music as a catalyst to raise awareness and funding for a variety of important causes. Serving as both a consultant and a production company for music-based charity events, The Funk Foundation will incorporate their know-how of the music industry with the desire to bring about change to put on their own events and guide other organizations in doing the same.“There are two things that never fail to bring me joy: funk music and helping others,” says founder Eric Onesto. “Why not merge the two?”This Mardi Gras, on Fat Tuesday, February 28th, the foundation will host their inaugural event. Keeping with the funk mantra, the special evening will bring a 70s-themed roller disco to Fleetwood Roller Rink, just 10 miles from downtown Chicago. All proceeds will be donated directly to the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Illinois. Tickets can be purchased here. Buses will be provided to and from the Emporium Arcade, where Chicago-based funk favorites The Heard will perform late night.“I believe there is a moral bankruptcy in our society when it comes to the acceptance and treatment of mental illness throughout every corner of our country,” explains Onesto. “NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. I can’t think of a more admirable cause to contribute to for our first event.”While they will continue to spearhead their own independent events for various charitable institutions, the foundation’s next endeavor will be to work with specific organizations to support their needs and desires in the realm of fundraising and event production.The Funk Foundation originated as the name for Onesto’s Polar Plunge team in 2016. For two consecutive years, the team plunged into the icy waters of Lake Michigan to raise money for The Special Olympics of Illinois, this year placing first in the costume contest and raising $4,537 for charity.This Tuesday, Onesto invites you to don your fanciest disco attire and skate away the evening with some bangin’ tunes while raising money to support NAMI’s programs. Mike Bangles, aka Shazam Bangles, will be providing the music to get you moving. Buses will depart from Emporium Arcade, located at 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., at 7:00 PM and return at 10:30 PM, followed by a performance from The Heard.Tickets can be purchased here. Check out the event page for more info.last_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Summer Tour

first_imgChris Robinson Brotherhood has announced the dates for an extensive summer tour following their July 8th performance at Quincy, CA’s High Sierra Music Festival. The outing will begin with a few more California shows before continuing through parts of the Rocky Mountain West, Midwest, Northeast, and South. Ticket for the new dates go on sale this Friday, April 20th at 10 a.m. (local).Chris Robinson Brotherhood has also announced a few additional festival dates scheduled for the coming months, including stops at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL (April 20), Great Alaska Music Festival in Palmer, AK (May 26 & 27), GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, CO (June 7), Azkena Rock Festival in Spain (June 22), Freaks for the Festival in Ferndale, CA (September 21 & 22), and Catskills Wine & Food Festival  in Burlingham, NY (October 6).Additionally, Chris Robinson Brotherhood has confirmed the details of its upcoming Record Store Day exclusive release, a 4-LP box set titled Raven’s Reels Vol. 1. The compilation, which marks the first vinyl edition of the band’s “Raven’s Reels” digital concert release series, includes a complete recording of their September 24, 2017 concert at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN. That show opened with a cover of Gram Parsons’ “Lazy Days” that you can hear below.Chris Robinson Brotherhood – “Lazy Days”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>In related news, Chris Robinson will kick off his first tour with his new As The Crow Flies project tomorrow, April 17th. You can check out a full list of dates for the new band’s 17-show tour here.Chris Robinson Brotherhood Summer 2018 Tour Dates:April 20 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee FestivalMay 26-27 – Palmer, AK – Great Alaska Music FestivalJune 7 – Vail, CO – GoPro Mountain GamesJune 22 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES – Azkena Rock FestivalJuly 8 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalJuly 9 – Tustin, CA – Marty’s On NewportJuly 10 – Tustin, CA – Marty’s On NewportJuly 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont TheatreJuly 14 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum TheatreJuly 15 – Telluride, CO – Ride FestivalJuly 17 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting RoomJuly 18 – Green Bay, WI – Meyer TheatreJuly 20 – Cleveland, OH – House of BluesJuly 21 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music FestivalJuly 22 – Fairfield, CT – The WarehouseJuly 24 – Providence, RI – Fete Music HallJuly 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone PonyJuly 27 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo GardenJuly 28 – Beverly, MA – Cabot TheatreJuly 29 – Plymouth, NH – Flying MonkeyJuly 31 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head LiveAugust 2 – Richmond, VA – The NationalAugust 3 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheaterAugust 4 – Maryville, TN – The ShedAugust 5 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century TheatreAugust 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National CenterAugust 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall BallroomAugust 10 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer GardenSeptember 21-22 – Ferndale, CA – Freaks For The FestivalOctober 6 – Burlingham, NY – Catskills Wine & Food Festivallast_img read more

HIV/AIDS: Promising prevention method

first_img Read Full Story In the years since a 2011 study found that early treatment with antiretroviral drugs could reduce HIV transmission between couples in which one partner has the virus and the other does not, “Treatment as Prevention” (TasP) has become a major focus for attention in the global fight against AIDS. But more work is needed to know how to use TasP in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are 1.5 million new infections each year and 25 million of the world’s 35 million people live with HIV.This past spring, the Harvard AIDS Initiative (HAI) hosted the first TasP Africa workshop in Gaborone, Botswana. Led by Max Essex, chair of HAI and Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, the event brought together researchers, policy makers, and drug industry representatives to share plans and compare notes.“We had open and constructive discussion about common goals and problems,” Essex said in the Summer issue of the HAI newsletter. “Those conversations should enable the various projects on Treatment as Prevention in Africa to move ahead more expeditiously.”last_img read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $180 million for helicopter production, delivery

first_imgThe Department of Defense says the helicopters will be delivered to Greece. For more information, click here. OWEGO (WBNG) — The United States Department of Defense awarded Lockheed Martin in Owego $180 million for the production and delivery of four helicopters.center_img Work on the helicopters will be done in Owego, various other states and France. The helicopters are expected to be completed in February 2025.last_img

This apartment has set a record sale on the Gold Coast

first_imgThe complex has a pool.Its latest handover also eclipses the median apartment price of $471,250 for Mermaid Beach, according to CoreLogic data.The apartment 21 Chairlift Ave has recently been modernised and features a CaeserStone kitchen, terrace and open plan living. It faces northeast and was described as ‘heaven for downsizers, first home buyers or prime investment’. Andre Sharples of Harcourts Coastal handled the sale. 8/21 Chairlift Ave, Mermaid Beach has sold at auction for a record price.A MERMAID BEACH apartment has set a record sale after selling at auction. The first floor unit changed hands for $535,000, smashing its own record by $115,000.CoreLogic property records show the two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit set the building benchmark when it sold for $420,000 in March 2016. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt features open plan living.last_img read more

Irish postal scheme preferred bidder for €400m lottery licence

first_imgIt is not the first time Ontario Teachers has been involved in the gambling industry.The CAD130bn (€80.6bn) fund bought Camelot Group, operator of the UK national lottery, in 2010.An Post, meanwhile, was the previous licence holder through the An Post Irish National Lottery Company founded after the lottery was launched in Ireland in 1986.The An Post Superannuation Scheme declined to comment, and it is unclear where the fund would place the investment within its portfolio.According to its most recent annual report, covering the year through December 2011, the €1.7bn fund invested more than half of assets in fixed income and a further 38.8% in equities.The remaining 8.6% of the portfolio was invested in property and alternatives at the time, with a 0.6% cash holding.It nonetheless marks an increase in its domestic exposure following the crash, as the fund had decreased its Irish equity holdings to 0.5% by the end of 2011, although it invested in Irish property, domestic forestry and domestic fixed income. The An Post Superannuation Scheme, one of Ireland’s largest, has been selected as the preferred applicant in a €400m bid to run the country’s national lottery.The Irish government, part of a consortium also comprising the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and An Post itself, said it expected to formalise the agreement by December, when the first half of the €405m licence fee payment would fall due.In a statement, it added that the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform (DER) would now finalise the terms of the licence and that the consortium’s company, Premier Lotteries Ireland, would likely assume the running of the contest from October next year.The 20-year agreement will see nearly two-thirds of gross gaming revenue allocated to charitable causes, maintaining the terms of the current agreement.last_img read more

Graduate Transfers

first_imgA lot of college athletes use their 5th year of eligibility because they were red shirted at least one year at their previous college.  This is why they have a 5th year.  This means they can choose a graduate program at another university and play immediately.  The only requirement the NCAA has is that the school they left did not offer a graduate program that fit the student’s need.What do you think about this rule?  I am still on the fence as far as this goes.  It allows an athlete who developed at a slower rate to get that 4th year of play when his skills and strength are at their highest.  The problem I see with this is that they seem to find a graduate program at a school that happens to need their position and has a very good chance of winning.  It is just another form of recruiting for most of these 5th year grad students.last_img read more

Dale Miller Memorial tonight at Independence

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (July 6) – Tonight’s Dale Miller Memorial boasts a $7,000-plus purse for Performance Bodies IMCA Modifieds at Independence Motor Speedway.The second annual event helps kick off the 2016 Buchanan County Fair. The Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series for IMCA Late Models and Albert Auto IMCA Northern SportMods complete the racing program.Miller was a big part of the Independence Motor Speedway racing family until his untimely pass­ing in April of 2015. Miller, an employee of Performance Bodies prior to his passing, was a valua­ble member of the Josh Sherbon (no. 75 IMCA Modified) race team. His shocking passing af­fected several members of the IMS racing family. The Dale Miller Memorial was created in 2015 and it has grown ever bigger in 2016.Thanks to Wes and Tabitha White, co-owners of Albert Auto 380 in Urbana, the Performance Bod­ies IMCA Modified purse has seen a $1,000 increase. The winner will receive a $1,300 pay­day with $100 to start the main. It is a draw/redraw show battling for their share of the $7,000-plus purse and $100 to start the main event.Thanks to Performance Bodies, the top five finishers in the Modified main will also receive a $100 gift card. The sixth through 10th place finishers will score a $50 Performance Bodies gift card.Also running Wednesday night at Independence is the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Cedar Falls driver Jeff Aikey leads the season points standings as the IMCA Late Model tour visits the Buchanan County Fair.Aikey, the seven-time champion, maintains a tenuous hold on the point standings heading to In­dee. The series is still looking for its first repeat winner as Denny Eckrich, Curt Martin, Scott Fitzpat­rick, Joel Callahan, Ray Guss Jr. and Justin Kay all have made their way to victory lane through the first six events.Also on the racing card are the Albert Auto IMCA Northern SportMods. Thanks to Albert Auto 380, and Wes and Tabitha White, there is an extra $250 added to their purse.All three classes are a draw/redraw format on July 6. The IMCA Modifieds and Northern SportMods will award IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points. Modifieds also vie for BMS North Central Region points.Pit and grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are set for 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow. Adult admission will be $16. Student and senior admission will be $12 and kids 11 and under are free with paid adult. Pit passes will be $30.last_img read more

How we got rights to broadcast Live German Bundesliga matches – OurTv

first_imgRelatedPosts OurTV secures broadcast rights for Laliga matches Reinier completes Dortmund loan switch TTC set targets for Quadri in German League A Direct-To-Home free TV broadcast satellite service provider, OurTV, says it is excited after securing broadcast rights for German Bundesliga matches in Nigeria.Olusola Peters,Head of Marketing, OurTv, disclosed this on Friday in a statement in Abuja. According to Peters, OurTV will now be broadcasting Laliga Santander Matches live on its Sports Channel 120.He said: “It is with great excitement we announce that OurTv has successfully secured the rights to broadcast German Bundesliga Matches Live.“The management will like to sincerely express its gratitude to all our users for their trust, support and adoption of this Nigerian brand.“You all are the real winners.“We are excited about this great feat and we are so grateful to all our users whose absolute faith and support for this Nigerian brand fuels our commitment to offering premium content on OurTv.” Peters said securing the broadcast right was in fulfillment of one of the promises made to OurTv users and sports lovers who had constantly been demanding for Live Matches, describing the feat as a major milestone for the indigenous satellite television.“This is the beginning and it can only get better. OurTv is here to serve every Nigerian home with entertainment, relaxation, news, education, kids, sports and for everything they value from Television,” he said.OurTv is a Nigerian product and service that was packaged by Nigerians and transmitting on Nigerian satellite.It is a DTH TV broadcast satellite service with onetime payment of set-up boxes that offers over 18 unique and exciting channels with the use of homegrown services.The company is supported by the Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited. Tags: Broadcast rightsGerman BundesligaOurTVlast_img read more